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FFD Testing Process
Flagstaff Fire Department
The Flagstaff Fire Department will be recruiting through the National Testing Network (www.nationaltestingnetwork.com) for the position of Firefighter EMT/Paramedic.

Interested candidates may take online practice tests at www.fireteamtest.com

Anyone wanting to be considered must go to the National Testing Network (NTN) website and register to take the written exam during the month of July from the 1st through the 24th.  The written exams will be held at various locations around the nation including Phoenix and one here locally on July 23rd at Coconino Community College. The physical location is 3000 N. 4th Street Flagstaff, AZ and will be at 10:00 AM.

This will be a joint regional hiring process for the Greater Flagstaff Region (GFR). Applicants could be offered positions
by the Flagstaff Fire Department, Highlands Fire District, or Summit Fire and Medical Department. Familiarizing yourself
with all three departments is encouraged.

NTN Test Site Locations And Dates:

Only scores taken within the last 12 months (after July 1, 2015) from NTN will be accepted. Candidates from last years' list will need to go through the entire hiring / testing / application process.

Application Process (Top 150 Candidates will be contacted)
Candidates will be contacted by City of Flagstaff Human Resources on application process.
  • Matrix score applied to application information.
  • All certifications, diplomas, and qualifications must be attached to application in order to receive credit on the matrix.

Physical Agility (Top 100 Candidates are invited)
The physical agility is designed to test the level of fitness the candidate posses. Firefighting is a very physical occupation and requires top conditioning.
  • Candidates will have a max time of seven minutes to complete the Physical Agility Test (P.A.T.)
  • A time of 3 minutes or less will receive a 100%.
  • Every 15 seconds thereafter the 3 minutes, 5% will be deducted from the score

Example: Candidate A completes the test in 3:30 minutes. This will equal a score of 90%

Oral Boards (Top 30 Candidates are invited)
Candidates who participate in the interview / oral board portion will be asked a series of questions. This generally lasts around 15-20 minutes but may last longer or shorter based on the candidate. Members of the oral board will be selected employees of the fire department.
Professional attire is strongly recommended. Each department will perform their own peer interview / oral board.

Executive Interview (Number of Candidates invited based on open positions)
Candidates will sit down with the Fire Chief (and others at his/her choice) and communicate in a similar format as the oral Boards.